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By Houchi Dung

Practiced for greater than 2,000 years, acupuncture used to be constrained to the area of other medication. It was once considered in response to legendary components and never simply understood via these within the clinical group. Acupuncture: An Anatomical technique, moment Edition dispels those notions and brings this as soon as backroom remedy into the forefront―explaining it in phrases that may be simply comprehended by means of all doctors.

Presenting a systematic, anatomical method of acupuncture, this quantity discusses:

  • The fundamentals of the frightened system
  • Acupuncture issues situated within the head and face, shaped by way of the cranial nerves
  • The cervical plexus, which types acupuncture issues within the neck region
  • Acupuncture issues shaped by means of the brachial plexus within the top limbs, spinal nerves within the physique trunk, and the lumbar–sacral plexuses within the reduce limbs
  • The anesthesia impression of biochemical ingredients within the worried procedure
  • The dimension and quantification of pain
  • Applications of acupuncture in medical perform, from instances effortless to regard to these extra challenging
  • Theories at the way forward for acupuncture

The therapy of ache, more often than not, is debatable, as many treatments have accidental effects and negative effects. Acupuncture offers a remedy that's speedy, effortless to accomplish, and calls for no medicinal drugs. This quantity allows physicians, osteopaths, discomfort experts, chiropractors, and different healthiness execs to accomplish this powerful therapy for his or her sufferers who event either power and acute pain.

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Keep in mind that motor nerves are limited to the efferent fibers originating from motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Motor nerves are joined with afferent fibers for general sensations and with postganglionic sympathetic nerves to form a muscular nerve branch. This is why describing the locus where a muscular nerve enters a muscle as a “motor point” is not exactly accurate. However, it is such a commonly accepted term that we will adopt it in this book. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Anatomy in Acupuncture 19 Muscular nerves or nerve branches, as used in our definition, are implied to contain three types of nerve fibers: efferent nerves to the skeletal muscles, postganglionic sympathetic nerves, and afferent fibers for the general senses.

We don’t know whether blood vessels play an important role in the formation of acupoints. We do notice that there is a dense, rich blood supply in the vicinity of several important acupoints. The importance of what constitutes acupoints will be explained in Chapter 8 when their physiological activities and functions are discussed. The significance of concomitant blood vessels in the formation of acupoints is found in the fact that cutaneous nerves are frequently distributed anatomically without visible blood supply.

What troubled him the most was not being able to remember the terminology of acupuncture points. ” Naturally, he didn’t remember that the point is known in acupuncture as zanzhu. Nor did he remember the terms sibai and yifeng. Then, I told him that zanzhu represents the supraorbital nerve, sibai the infraorbital, and yifeng the greater auricular. Naturally, he had no problem knowing what these three nerves were. What bothered him the most was why his acupuncture instructors in Ukraine didn’t tell him so.

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